Romare Bearden, Three Folk Musicians

Romare Bearden, Three Folk Musicians, 1967, collage of various papers with paint and graphite on canvas, 50 x 60 x 1 ½ inches (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts) A conversation with Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Dr. Leo Mazow, Louise B. and J. Harwood Cochrane Curator of American Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and Dr. Steven Zucker


Additional resources

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Romare Bearden Foundation

Romare Bearden at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

Romare Bearden from SFMOMA

“Artist with Painting and Model” by Romare Bearden from the High Museum

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Cite this page as: Dr. Leo G. Mazow and Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, "Romare Bearden, Three Folk Musicians," in Smarthistory, March 22, 2022, accessed December 4, 2023,